Editors’ Note: A few weeks ago, while sitting in The Wheelhouse Review’s cafeteria discussing whether or not men think about having it all, Ryan put down his sub and said “Look how many cookies I can fit into my mouth at once!” Shortly after the sarcastic applause and much-needed Heimlich maneuver, he stated “no girl could equal that Cookie Monster feat because even though all women love to eat chocolate they totally have cooties and guys are just awesomer.” Juliet thought for a moment and replied, “Really? I bet you couldn’t get more of your friends to like TWR on Facebook. Now hand me that chocolate…wait! But only if it’s organic.”
After changing her mind no less than three times, Juliet proposed a wager to see how many likes each of them could get, with the loser buying the winner a drink. Ryan decided those stakes were both too low and delicious. He then proposed that the loser would have to watch a gender-specific movie of the winner’s choosing, with the only caveat being this could not include “Under the Tuscan Sun” (Diane Lane’s voice inexplicably triggers in Ryan a near-fatal allergic reaction)
Then, after a heated debate–through song and dance (Ryan insisted upon the latter)–over whether anything Ryan could do, Juliet could do better (although they agreed that neither of them could bake a pie), the two founders decided to allow the power of democracy to work and ask you, our readers, to pick the penalty for the loser. Or rather, since there is no way to easily quantify who acquired the most “likes,” find some way to make either Ryan or Juliet’s life momentarily miserable.*
So, loyal and beautiful readers, we need your help to settle this epic debate, especially since Ryan has now built and locked himself in a pillow fort in the office, with a sign reading “No girls allowed.”
Step 2: Vote in our poll! You’ll see it right at the top of our facebook page. Voting starts on Monday morning and will continue on Friday afternoon. We’ll announce the winner on Monday, July 23, exclusively on Facebook!